Ed Koch would have gotten a kick out of his funeral. The eulogies were moving and often funny, the crowds were adoring and the reporters were out in full. Yep, he would’ve loved it.
Except, maybe, for one thing: he would have wanted to squeeze a few more miles out of his final ride. He Read More
There’s a candidate for City Council from Manhattan who has attacked another candidate for being Jewish.
What, you didn’t think these things happened in 2013? Guess again.
Thomas Lopez-Pierre is one of several candidates hoping to represent the Seventh Council District in Manhattan, which runs from the Upper West Side to Washington Heights. Read More
Mayor Mike Bloomberg does not always parse his thoughts with the care of a diplomat. Sometimes he lets it rip, and, well, those who are quick to take offense do just that.
Take, for example, the mayor’s recent criticism of the United Federation of Teachers, that stalwart obstacle to genuine reform in the city’s Read More
Israel long ago learned that it can expect little sympathy and even less justice at the United Nations. The organization’s high-minded diplomats from around the world have been known to remain silent while terrorist missiles land on Israeli soil, but stir themselves to outrage when Israel decides to defend itself.
Regrettably, nobody should be surprised Read More
With the state’s congressional delegation gathered around him, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he will seek $41 billion from the federal government to help pay for post-Sandy reconstruction.
That’s a lot of money, even for Washington. Mr. Cuomo is well aware that Congress is not in a giving mood these days, not with the fiscal Read More
Nearly a month after Election Day, control of the State Senate remains uncertain, at least at press time. Absentee votes are being counted in an extremely close race in Ulster County, where Republican George Amedore holds a 900-vote lead over Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk. If the Republicans hold the Ulster seat, the GOP will very likely Read More
It says a great deal about the terrorists who run Hamas that they dared to speak of victory even as parts of Gaza were reduced to a smoking ruin. Let’s recap what happened: Hamas bombarded southern Israel with missiles in an attempt to kill as many Jews as possible. Israel responded with a military operation Read More
It’s commonplace now to say that governments have to change the way they plan and build in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The governors of New York and New Jersey said as much in the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe, and there’s little question that they mean it. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo know better Read More
Not sure which season you like best? Well, The New York Times is putting their support behind Fall.
Ah, Fall. That season between summer’s heat and winter’s chill. Falling leaves and sweater weather and pumpkins all in a row. And October? Oh, October. The month of temperate chill, neither the still-muggy heat of September nor the rapidly shortening days and impending family holiday doom of November.
It Takes a Village
Following a cadre of strong editorials in favor of NYU’s Greenwich Village expansion plan, the 800-pound gorilla has spoken. Its fur is purple and it is screaming down the protesters in favor of the project. The Times‘ editorial board favors almost every point in NYU’s plan. It is a striking endorsement for a number of reasons, but first, what was written.